Based on the outcomes of your Comprehensive Initial Consultation, Dr. Panjwani will devise a customized plan in partnership with you to tackle the root cause of your pain, incorporating PM&R therapeutic options and the most relevant aspects of Lifestyle Medicine for your situation (See the Elevate Approach and Services for details).
Achieving Pain Relief…
Dr. Panjwani will work with you to determine the appropriate intervals of follow-up appointments depending on the complexity of your case in order to:
- Monitor pain and other symptoms
- Measure the efficacy of interventions (see the Elevate Approach)
- Review imaging or laboratory tests that may have been ordered
- Conduct problem-focused physical examinations
…and Improving Your Health
Given Dr. Panjwani’s specialization in both PM&R and Lifestyle Medicine, she will work with you to identify opportunities to make lifestyle changes that catalyze and support long-term pain relief and restoration of physical function. In addition to mitigating pain, there is strong evidence that supports the overall improvement in health and wellness by implementing positive lifestyle modifications.
Assessing the Efficacy of our Approach
“What gets measured gets managed.” – Peter Drucker
Some of the progress indicators we keep an eye on to monitor the effectiveness of your treatment plan include:
- Reduction in pain
- Improvement in function
- Increase in energy level
- Improvement in fitness and body composition
Quantitative and qualitative measurement of progress may also involve the use of apps, trackers, logs, wearables, social support, and/or check-in phone calls by Dr. Panjwani.